[kdevplatform] d3af706 Increase KDE requirement to 4.4 to fix the build f

David Nolden zwabel at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 15 10:24:22 UTC 2010

2010/6/15 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
> On 15.06.10 11:34:54, David Nolden wrote:
>> 2010/6/1 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
>> > Well, it hinders my personal development a bit as I have only trunk on one
>> > machine and the others all still run 4.3 (there are updates available but I
>> > don't have the time to do that currently, especially handle all the
>> > possible breakages).
>> >
>> > And I fear I'm not the only one in this position.
>> Very soon (after I'm ready with the SmartRange -> MovingRange
>> porting), our trunk will anyway depend on kdelibs trunk and later
>> kdelibs 4.5, so soon there will be no way around updating kdelibs for
>> developers.
> Can we please postpone merging that branch until 4.5.0 is released? It'll
> be quite a major change anyway, so lets depend on a released version
> instead of some in-development-stuff (after all thats one of the points of
> using feature-branches).

But this is a such big change that I would want it to be in trunk as
early as possible, so we have no merge conflicts in future, and so it
can start stabilizing _early_ until we have our next release.

I think feature branches are something for "optional" features that
can be merged, or not merged, but this change is vital to KDevelop,
and should go in as soon as it's functional. Also language-plugin
developers need time to adapt their language plugins, and it's better
for anyone to work on "current" code rather than code that's already
superseded. After all, that's what "trunk" is for, no?

I'd rather propose for those who want to be compatible with KDE 4.4 to
branch of KDevelop 4.0, and then merge changes upwards into trunk if

Greetings, David

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